/Lucky pedestrian strolls past building just seconds before collapse

Lucky pedestrian strolls past building just seconds before collapse

Time to buy a lottery ticket! Lucky pedestrian strolls past building just seconds before massive collapse which would have crushed him

  • CCTV footage shows a man wandering down street in Hackney, east London
  • A mass of bricks and rubble fall to the ground moments after he walks past
  • London Fire Brigade said no one was hurt as high winds caused chaos across UK

Sophie Law For Mailonline

A lucky pedestrian narrowly avoids being crushed by falling bricks as he strolls past a collapsing building in shocking footage.

The clip, filmed on CCTV, shows a man wandering along the busy pavement on Stoke Newington High Street in Hackney, east London on Sunday.   

But just seconds after he walks past a cafe, a mass of bricks and rubble crash to the ground in a cloud of dust. 

The fortunate pedestrian narrowly misses being crushed by the collapsing building which was ripped apart by high winds. 

London Fire Brigade said no one was hurt but the clean up of the rubble took almost two hours, the BBC reports.

Pictures show a huge pile of fallen bricks and debris littering the street as fire crew tackle the mess.

The road had to be closed between between Kingsland High Street at junction with Dalston Lane as the building was deemed unsafe.  

Pictures shows the mass of fallen bricks and debris littering the street as fire officers tackled the mess

Pictures shows the mass of fallen bricks and debris littering the street as fire officers tackled the mess

Pictures shows the mass of fallen bricks and debris littering the street as fire officers tackled the mess

It comes as high winds wreaked havoc across Britain as roofs and roads were closed due to damage from extreme weather.

In London two women had a narrow escape when a scaffolding tower collapsed. 

Nicole Brown, 24, and Layla Galvin, 34, avoided death by ‘seconds’ when the structure came down in the Kensington street where Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood lives. 

The roof above Stokey Vintage Cafe on Stoke Newington High Street collapsed this morning due to high winds

The roof above Stokey Vintage Cafe on Stoke Newington High Street collapsed this morning due to high winds

The roof above Stokey Vintage Cafe on Stoke Newington High Street collapsed this morning due to high winds

The roof above Stokey Vintage Cafe on Stoke Newington High Street collapsed this morning due to high winds

The roof above Stokey Vintage Cafe on Stoke Newington High Street collapsed this morning due to high winds

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